Motivation Monday - Living Intentionally
I want to first thank all my friends and family who liked my video post and those who even shared it with their own friends. I greatly appreciate it. That video was a HUGE step for me. I’m not a millennial who shares their entire personal life with the world, so putting my face out there and asking people to like me, was – well intimidating to say the least. Thank you all for your kind words, they inspire and encourage me immensely.
Now that is out of the way, I wanted to explain a little bit about my goals for this blog page. I will be posting my Motivation Monday every week. I hope that these short and simple tips will help you change your life for the better. I’ll also be posting more substantive posts, but my Motivation Monday's are meant to be a simple ‘you can do it’ kind of inspiring posts to get you moving towards improving your life week by week.
This week’s Motivation Monday post is all about intention!
When you wake up on the ‘wrong side of the bed’ what happens? Your day turns to shit, right? I mean, when you expect the worst, chances are the worst will actually happen, or some semblance of that. My Motivation Monday tip is to live your life with intention.
I bet you’re asking what the heck does that even mean? For those of you who are not as well versed in the self-help and spirituality section of your local bookstore, it means to act and think intentionally. To expect an outcome before it even happens.
Do you think if Michael Jordan stood at the free throw line and thought, ‘gosh, there is no way in hell I’m going to make this shot’ that he’d make it? No, of course not. If you think you can’t do something – well you won’t.
My inspirational message for this week is to try and live intentionally. Before you even get up in the morning, INTEND to have a great day. I’m sure you’re thinking – but Michele, what if I have a crappy boss, or a lousy job and I hate getting up every morning – how am I supposed to intend the goodness in that?
Well, you can wake up and intend to have thoughtful and respectful conversations with your horrible boss. You can intend to make the most of working at your lousy job knowing that it might be the step you need to take to get you to your next AMAZING job. This goes hand in hand with gratitude, which I’ll discuss in an upcoming post, but for now – every morning INTEND on having a good day. When you’re at the Gym, INTEND on running those miles and that they are easily achieved. Intend on doing those extra few sit-ups or pushups and you know what – I bet they come just a little bit easier.
I’m tasking you all with this one little job – Live your life intentionally for the next week. Every morning, and every time a negative thought pops into your head -- refocus, and set your intention about what you EXPECT to happen. Get out of the negative headspace and focus on the positive outcome you INTEND to happen.
Give it a whirl – you never know, it might just change your life.
Drop a comment on how you did or with any past experiences with had with this. I’d love to hear all of them.
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